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Samsung says irregular batteries caused Galaxy Note 7 fires

2017-01-20 16:03 by
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Samsung is expected to announce the results of its investigation into the exploding Galaxy Note7s in a news conference Monday in Seoul. However, a report by The Wall Street Journal has some information about what the company has discovered.

Samsung has reportedly concluded that "irregularly sized" batteries are primarily to blame for the issue, which resulted in a massive global recall.

The faulty batteries were made by two different companies - Samsung SDI and Hong Kong-based Amperex Technology Ltd. Both manufacturers produced flawed batteries, the company reportedly found, with the first round of fires caused by Samsung SDI batteries.

"The issue with the batteries from Samsung SDI was an irregularly sized battery that didn't fit properly in the phone, according to the people, who said that the incongruence caused the overheating."

A second round of smartphone fires - in the Galaxy Note 7's replacement phones — were due to a "manufacturing issue" that took place because the phones were made too quickly. They were manufactured by Amperex Technology.

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